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Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1988-04-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Irvine Meadows on 1988-04-24


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Touch Of Gray, Little Red Rooster, Row Jimmy, Far From Me, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Promised Land Box Of Rain-> Samson & Delilah, Iko Iko, Looks Like Rain-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away, E: The Mighty Quinn


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Irvine Meadows
Location Irvine, CA

Source Audience: Unknown Mics
Lineage FOB-AUD > PCM > DAT > CDR
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FOB-AUD> PCM> DAT> CDR; EAC> WAVE LAB> CD WAVE> MKW> SHN (Seekable); Converted and seeded to etree by Steven Leeds, with thanks to Paul B.

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Reviewer: kidcassidy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2017
Subject: Thank you kindly
Such HIGH energy! This was my first show; so awesome to listen to this and realize 29 years later, this is why and how I got hooked into the scene.
Reviewer: brentmydland7990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2017
Subject: Thomas!....THOMAS! - Brent's Rooster solo
When you've already lost your buddy and its the second song of the first set, it's gonna be a looooong night.
Reviewer: Road Waves - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2015
Subject: Fantastic Quality!
Wow, I felt like i was at the show! They didnt play better than usual but there were some very cool 'highs' - including space and drums!
Reviewer: Schumster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 13, 2014
Subject: If only all Auds sounded like this ....
There'd be no more SBD purists, including myself! Hats off, Albix & the Laptaper duo are dead on - I'll take this over the board all day long. Check out 2.11.89 for another great Aud from the era. As for the show, Row Jimmy is sweet, Masterpiece is nice, the Box is solid, as are TOO & everyone loves Quinn n'est pas? Get it while the gettin's good.
Reviewer: Empty_Cup - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 17, 2013
Subject: Excellent Sound
The sound quality of this recording makes up for any imperfections of the show. Excellent AUD!
Reviewer: unbrobenchain???mighthavejustbroke - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2011
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
"." Nonintuitive
Reviewer: Albix - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2009
Subject: Forget about the board...
This recording is SICK!

Even if you hate AUDs, download the FLAC files and treat yourself to some great sounding audio! :)
Reviewer: laptap3r - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2008
Subject: Believe it or not, this is an AUD
At the very beginning of the recording, you can hear the taper saying the date and mike configuration he was using (110 degree ORTF). The incredible quality and spaciousness of this recording, by the way, is why I often use ORTF in my own recordings.
Reviewer: laptaper - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2007
Subject: Soundboard snobs, stay away
You won't like this one. Really. ;-) It's an AUD, so it has to be bad, right? No, no, I see your mouse moving to that streaming link. Trust me, the sound really su - oh, I see, you're not streaming. You're going straight to downloading! Now what _will_ all the other SBD snobs say? ;-) ;-)
Reviewer: jboyaquar - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2005
Subject: Not necessary... Fine but never Divine
1st Set: You gotta hand it to a band that's keenly aware of the manner in which they departed the previous evening. To raise everyone's spirits they open with a reassuring, rejuvenating "Touch." Well, actually...it's not that grand. But it's the thought that counts, right? "Rooster"'s got some hounds in the crowd. Bobby's playing is keen. "Row Jimmy" is smooth and ineffectual. "Far From Me" is at least blessed by Brent's eager efforts. "Masterpiece" is nice, but it lacks the freshness of '87 versions. 'We Want Phil' chants start up... "Why wait for the law?" - Bobby Jerry "Try not to get ugly on us...you'll get your Phill eventually, as soon as we're done with him" Too bad we don't get him...but we're treated with a soothing if non-descript "Bird Song." A solid "Promised" ends the set on a high.

2nd Set: Alright, y'all happy to get your "Box?" It's sweet and cozy. "Samson" has a false start then takes us on an enjoyable if not blazing ride through its terrain. A plucky "Iko" keeps the crowd moving. "LLR" is slightly over-the-top but that effort is appreciated. It's spring '88 obligatory partner "Terrapin" follows. A carbon-copy album version without the orchestrations. "Drums" is about as 'space'y with percussion as I've heard in some time. "Space" doesn't quite reach the ominous places I'd wish it to. It appears we're heading down the 'OO->Wharf->Throwing->NFA' third night routine. Ideally, lasers would be employed when Brent decides to drive us into hyperspace during "OO." "Wharf" is a band going through the (professional) motions. "Throwing" sounds a little thin and rushed compared to the norm; Jerry's guitar (7:30) ounds like Stevie Wonder's wurlitzer during 'Superstition.' Some lady cannot stop screaming during the "NFA." Anyways, it's bouncy and fun.

Choosing "Quinn" to end with keeps the audience bright and happy.

2 4/5 stars
Reviewer: plop - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 20, 2004
Subject: ooh Bobby!
I remember Bobby being dead-on this entire Irvine run. The standouts (from memory) from this show were Masterpiece and a rippin' Terrapin from JG. For some reason, Bobby's LRR really stands out in my mind after all these years. This is a really really good AUD recording!
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